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July 15. 2013 10:55AM

The heroic absurdity of Dan Brown

As a believer in the enjoyably awful, I would recommend this book wholeheartedly if I could.

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Lawrence cop severs own tendons using radio to break motorist's passenger window to arrest NH man

Peter Malcuit, 24, of Church Avenue, Salem, N.H., was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and resisting arrest.

Abby Hernandez says newspaper coverage of her disappearance gave her hope

CONWAY – While she was missing, Abby Hernandez said she saw the page 2 box in The Conway Daily Sun published every day that kept a count of the number of days she was gone, and it gave her hope.

Parents of beaten pizza guy say son has long road to recovery

The family of a Somersworth man who was robbed and badly beaten said he has a long road to recovery ahead.

Trial postponed for Laconia councilor, 65, charged with assault for brushing shoulders with Loudon police chief's son

Bownes, 65, was arrested on May 2 for allegedly knowingly causing unprivileged physical contact with a law enforcement officer by 'pushing his shoulder into Cpl. Jason Fiske's shoulder.'

Town investigates why suspended Plaistow detective attended chief's funeral in uniform

Plaistow Town Manager Sean Fitzgerald said he is investigating why a police offcer showed up at Chief Stephen Savage's funeral in full uniform even though he was suspended.

Girl attending Market Basket protest in Seabrook struck by car

SEABROOK, N.H. —A child was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while attending a Market Basket protest in Seabrook on Thursday evening.

Rochester gunmaker launches new gun for six-year-old children

The Rochester, N.H.-based company had long fielded requests for such a gun.

Portsmouth Market Basket clerk feeds info via Twitter

PORTSMOUTH — Bill Currier is the grocery clerk in charge of Aisle 4 — the pasta, sauce and soup.

Church overcomes theft of rainbow flags: Flags, garlands, banners, prayers sent from all over the world

ROCHESTER — First Church Congregational on South Main Street, after the rainbow flag displayed on the front of the building was stolen last year, quickly replaced it. Now thieves have struck again, not once, but twice in rapid succession.

Decade old corpses found in Providence funeral home of mortician found hung in N.H. campground

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Some of the human remains found last week at a Federal Hill funeral home belonged to people who died more than a decade ago, the police say, and they’re now investigating whether any crime played a role in how they came to rest in a converted garage.

Vermont, New Hampshire top melanoma charts

Vermont has the 4th highest rate of Melanoma in the United States. New Hampshire is 5th. New York is way down the list, at 37.

Shaheen bill would end co-pay for abortion pills, other contraceptives for non-active duty servicewomen, military dependents

In a letter co-signed by three dozen organizations – including Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Service Women's Action Network – supporters commended Shaheen's effort to expand access to eliminate cost-sharing emergency contraception, particularly for those who have been sexually assaulted.

Family of Paul Voisine says he didn’t jump in front of Downeaster

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — A family member of Paul Voisine disputes reports that he jumped in front of a Downeaster passenger train last week.

Portsmouth mother abandons injured teen son in street, flees with assailant as police approach

PORTSMOUTH — A local mother is charged with endangering her child and hindering apprehension, stemming from a fight in her Gosling Meadows neighborhood during which her child was injured, said police Sgt. Christopher Kiberd.

US Postal Service mum on alleged PTO embezzler continuing as post master

Post Office officials are not talking about the employment status of the city’s postmaster charged with stealing from the Claremont Middle School ...

Chesterfield teacher resigns after parent complaint, investigation

The district didn’t suspect or uncover anything illegal, but can’t release any further details about the investigation or what allegedly occurred, Ruehr said.

Portsmouth Herald sports editor charged with having child sex abuse images

NOTTINGHAM — A Nottingham man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after he was charged Friday in connection with the possession of child sexual abuse images.

Ayotte introduces bill to curb sexual assaults on campus

'When it comes to stopping sexual violence on campus, we need accountability, transparency, and uniformity of standards – not the patchwork approach we have now,' Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, said in the press release.

Some NH veterans have spent months waiting for VA care

Federal auditors visited the facility in May and determined that out of more than 20,000 scheduled appointments, 2 percent, or about 500 veterans, were waiting longer than 30 days to see a doctor.

‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ reality star launches #ComingOutMatters campaign

When Jonny Drubel (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills) was 16 years old, he confided to his friends that he was gay. One of those friends didn’t keep his secret, and soon it was all over their little New Hampshire town.

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